24 hour 2 part dosing?

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  1. DipSpit

    DipSpit Active Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor Reef Tank 365 Article Contributor

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    My current 2-part dosing schedule splits Alkalinity and Calcium into 2 separate times utilizing the Reeftronics program generator to program my Apex and BRS 1.1 mL peristaltic pumps.

    I dose 60ml of Alkalinity over the course of 12 hours from midnight to 1200 - my logic being to help buffer the inevitable nightly pH drop.

    Calcium doses from 1300 to 2300.

    I split them up like this to avoid even the possibility of combination and precipitation.

    Would it be better to dose each over 24 hours but have, Alkalinity dose on the hour Calcium dose on the 30's?

    Does it matter? Would there be any benefit of a longer dosing period?

    Thanks for any input!
     

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    I guess I'll just continue on the way I am doing it now until I can find an argument in reading or advice against it.
     
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